MAGPIE LANE

PUBLISHED BY Quercus

'The word of mouth success. . .Riveting, twisty, page-turning stuff' -GUARDIAN Picked as one of the best novels of the year by the Guardian, BBC Radio 4's Open Book, the Telegraph & Good Housekeeping magazine.

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Lucy Atkins is an award winning British author and journalist, who has written four novels. The most recent, MAGPIE LANE, was picked as one of the best novels of the year by the Guardian, the Telegraph, Good Housekeeping, and BBC Radio 4 Open Book. Many of her works are published internationally and THE NIGHT VISITOR (2017) has been optioned for television. Her new novel, WINDMILL HILL, will be published in Spring 2023.

Lucy is a tutor on the Creative Writing Masters degree at the University of Oxford. She is a book critic for the Sunday Times & the Guardian, has judged the Costa Book Awards and has written for UK newspapers including Guardian, Times, Sunday Times, Telegraph, Sunday Express, and many UK magazines

Before becoming an author, Lucy worked for Amnesty International (UK), and then the Times Literary Supplement. She studied English at Oxford University and was a Fulbright Scholar to the USA for a Masters in English & American literature. She has lived in Boston, Seattle and Philadelphia, and is now based in Oxford with her family. 

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Magpie Lane recommended on BBC Radio 4’s Open Book

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Talking about writing: Claire Fuller Part II

Claire Fuller is the author of the Women’s Prize shortlisted Unsettled Ground. Building characters LA: Here’s a question: I feel I have a very inefficient way of building my central character and ‘finding their voice’ (essentially, endless rewriting of the first few chapters). Can you give me a sense of how you do this? CF: I’m not …Read more

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